Speaking our truths is not easy. We have to dig deep to uncover the lies we tell ourselves, to see ourselves where we aren't in alignment with our truth.
Last week, the Supreme Court decision sent a wave through the entire world. I personally, wanted to stay in my lane, focus on what's in front of me, and not get lost in the wave. However, it hit deeper than I thought. I couldn't avoid being impacted. The wave hit the collective, which I am part of, resonated in my subconscious and uprooted ancient beliefs and emotions stored there.
At the root of it all, 𝙄 𝙛𝙚𝙡𝙩 𝙪𝙣𝙨𝙖𝙛𝙚. My nervous system let me know that deep within, I felt a fear of being alive. That at any moment, my sovereignty and my life may be taken from me. Consciously, I knew the fear of death was not logical given the situation. But the body stores and feels what's there. I had to get clear on my truth - that there was fear living deep within me.
I had to speak the truth, first to myself. Then to see what teaching it has for me in my life right now. How does feeling unsafe inform who I am? Will I continue to let it unconsciously direct my life? My words, my actions, my choices? Will I still play small to avoid being seen? So that I am safe?
Taking a deep look at this, instead of turning to feeling victimized, or blaming, is sitting in the 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙨𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣. Alchemizing the experience into clarity, so I can make choices in how I want to live my life. What's been clear is this - guiding others, especially women, to find their truths, to trust themselves beyond the culture, to embody the power and wisdom of the feminine is very much needed now. And I am choosing to walk in that direction.
We have a 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗰𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀 this week - 𝗨𝗻𝘃𝗲𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗛𝗶𝗱𝗱𝗲𝗻 - 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀, 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗱𝗼𝘄 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗮𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗙𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗲. We will talk about a tool for bringing the unconscious to light, so that we can reclaim feminine wisdom and power. It's journey that we are all on collectively, whether we directly experience it or not.
Look forward to seeing you there!
We don't feel fulfilled. We don't feel fully expressed on a deep level. We aren't who society says we "should" be. But we aren't quite sure what is missing.
The world needs us women to be rooted and living in our essence. More than anything. For the healing of our people and our planet. For reconstructing our culture that is deep in transformation. For leading the way. For reclaiming how 𝙛𝙚𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙨𝙙𝙤𝙢 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙥𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙧 can change our world.
If we look to the ways that women have shown up throughout history- ancient ways of being and unique gifts that women embodied - we can see and feel the arc of feminine wisdom pulsing through.
𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙞𝙛 learning about how you relate to these ancient ways helped give you permission 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙥 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙤 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙩𝙧𝙪𝙩𝙝, 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙥𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙧, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙦𝙪𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙨𝙙𝙤𝙢?
𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙞𝙛 you were doing this with a group of other women courageously reclaiming their own feminine wisdom? Learning together where we have hidden ourselves, and 𝙝𝙤𝙬 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙬𝙚 𝙩𝙧𝙪𝙡𝙮 𝙖𝙧𝙚.
𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙞𝙛 working with 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙢𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨 helped guide you on the journey back to your truth?
This summer, learn to trust your self more deeply.
𝗔𝗹𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗪𝗶𝘀𝗱𝗼𝗺 - 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗔𝗿𝗰𝗵𝗲𝘁𝘆𝗽𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗮𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗙𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗲
We begin July 28.
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But it's not about the "things" - it's that moment when you rediscover who you are, 𝗧𝗛𝗔𝗧 is the gift. Your truth, your essence, your power, your beauty, your love, your beingness. Your landing into yourself. This is the moment that gets me up each day. It's a contagious moment, and it emanates throughout our world. It's medicine for everything. It is everything.
Don't get me wrong, I love my own personal journey with all the practices, rituals and adventures, and I love supporting other people's journeys too. You may know by now, that I love plants as medicines, as teachers. I absolutely love to connect and guide people to find themselves through meeting a plant teacher. These plant beings are so pure, powerful, loving and infinitely wise. When you truly meet a plant, you meet yourself. And the experience of joy, beauty and freedom when it all clicks together, when the energies align, when you are deeply in touch with your essence - 𝗧𝗛𝗔𝗧 is the potent medicine. From there, living life is a whole new experience.
These moments of rediscovery can happen in nature, a conversation, a meditation, a practice or ritual, an energetic clearing, or even a tarot reading. The old energy and old patterns release, and a reconnection is made. A reconnection that is medicine not only for you who experiences it, but for the entire world. 𝗧𝗛𝗔𝗧 moment, where the energetic alignment is divine.
Perhaps she was foretelling of our relationship, perhaps interweaving other times of past and future, calling me to remember and embody her medicine.
Sometimes called Mama Coca, she feels to me also like a grandmother, an abuela. Abuelita Coca as she had me sing. She has a long history of being used in the Andean traditions of South America. Some say over 8,000 years. She has been used as both a sacred and as an everyday medicine. She was and still is a way of life in many places of the Andes. Even becoming used as a sort of currency, marking social gatherings, rituals, and ceremonies.
People share coca and pray together. Often for calling forth the 𝗧𝗥𝗨𝗧𝗛 of the matter, or the heart of the matter. 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗧𝗿𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗧𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗿. Guiding us to align our voices with our 𝗛𝗘𝗔𝗥𝗧𝗦. An incredible plant teacher for connecting us to our own truths, to communicate with others, and to build strong relationships.
Physically, she supports the Andean people living and working in high altitudes - bringing warmth and strength and alleviating hunger. She helps with digestion, menstrual cramps, and as an antibacterial and anesthetic. If you've had her tea or chewed her leaves, you know that her presence enlivens and brightens anyone's experience.
YES, I've adventured down my own unique path, guided by my intuition.
...AND I desire for these to also be truly accepted as part of humanity.
I've had to learn how to be these things in our world as it is. It's not been easy. But I'm not going to fit in, ever, in the way society wants me to. It's not who I am.
The dominant story that culture lays out for us is still not inclusive of these things - what can sometimes be considered part of our innate feminine wisdom. We are in deeply transformative times, and I honor the shifts. But to discover and embody who we are uniquely, who we are beyond the stories, is a life-long journey.
The reclamation of the feminine has been something I never anticipated having to re-learn. I grew up in an education and social system that has a dominant storyline - one that does not understand, honor or integrate the depths of feminine wisdom. I went on to enter a career as an engineer. One where my femininity didn't get to flourish.
Why is this important for me?
I have always deeply cared for our Mother Earth. She, the manifested creation of consciousness, is the ultimate divine feminine expression. What we have been doing to our Earth for centuries - destroying, ignoring, and treating her as something to be dominated - 𝗧𝗛𝗜𝗦 is also what we have been doing to our own feminine.
Without reclaiming our own feminine wisdom, we will not be able to resonate with the Earth. We will not be able to deeply feel and attune to her rhythms, her messages, her wisdom, or her care. We will most likely continue down this path of destruction, internally and externally, until it's too late.
Everything is interconnected. If we slow down to pay attention, we can reclaim lost parts of ourselves. The parts that society doesn't tend to value. But these are parts that we need online, and embodied, for humanity and our planet to truly thrive in the way that many of us envision.
I'm excited to announce that starting July 28, I'll be co-facilitating a 10-week ceremonial journey for women:
༄ 𝗧𝗲𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗼𝗼𝗻 - 𝗔𝗻 𝗜𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗪𝗶𝘀𝗱𝗼𝗺, 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗕𝗼𝗱𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗮𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗙𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗲 ༄
Temple of the Moon is a map, or a medicine wheel, specifically for women. In this group, you attune to your feminine wisdom through ritual and practice. You align with the phases of the moon and how it impacts your physical earthly body. You connect with plant wisdom to strengthen, support and guide you, as has been done for thousands of years. You explore sacred feminine archetypes and how you can live in more alignment with your unique feminine truth.
As we all reclaim our feminine wisdom, and our bodies, we are reclaiming our Earth. This is what is needed now more than ever.
Protectress of Mother Earth, Intuitive, Shamanic Energy Medicine, Sacred Plant Medicine Integration, Soul Adventurer